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Christopher Coleman
5:40 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Mistress testifies at Coleman trial, says promise rings were exchanged

The mistress of Christopher Coleman, Tara Lintz, testified today during Coleman's trial at the Monroe County Courthouse in Waterloo, Ill.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Jurors heard testimony Thursday from the mistress of Chris Coleman, the Metro East man accused of killing his wife and two young sons.

Tara Lintz of St. Petersburg, Florida had gone to high school with Coleman’s wife, Sheri.

In the Monroe County courtroom Thursday Lintz testified that she and Chris Coleman began a relationship in December 2009 and that they had exchanged promise rings. She indicated that she was wearing hers in court today.

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O'Fallon Ex-CIA officer
1:01 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

Leak case against ex-CIA man may not go to trial

The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency inlaid in the floor of the main lobby of the original headquarters building.
(via Wikimedia Commons/Duffman)

A federal prosecutor says the case against an ex-CIA officer charged with leaking classified documents to a reporter may not make it to trial because of potential problems with a witness.

Jeffrey Sterling of O'Fallon, Mo., worked for the CIA from 1993 to 2002. He is accused of leaking secrets about Iran to New York Times reporter James Risen.

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Christopher Coleman
3:37 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Jury selection for Coleman murder trial set for April 11

Jury selection for the trial of Christopher Coleman will begin April 11. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Jury selection for the Christopher Coleman murder trial has been set for April 11, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Coleman is facing three counts of first-degree murder for the strangulation deaths of his wife and two young sons in 2009.

Christopher Coleman
11:57 am
Fri January 14, 2011

Judge refuses request to delay Coleman trial

Christopher Coleman, the man who alledgedy murdered wife Sheri and sons Gavin and Garett in Columbia, Ill. Coleman requested a delay in his trial, which a judge refused today. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

In an update to a story we told you about earlier today, a judge has refused the request of Christopher Coleman's defense to delay Coleman's trial.

Coleman, accused of strangling his wife and their two sons in 2009, is scheduled to go to trial next month.

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